south skye moors
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
What a strange autumn it’s been so far. Temperatures in the mid teens, not a sign of snow after the first dusting at the start of October and quite a lot of warm sunshine. Sums up today’s wander across the wild moors of south Skye.
It was just one of those days. I didn’t want to drive anywhere, just fall out the front door and walk. And keep walking without having to bother with a map either. So it was up onto the wild moors.
Challenging terrain in places with swampy moss fields that liked my feet so much they didn’t want to let them leave.
But overhead was warm, sunny, clear and a blue sky streaked with wonderful clouds.
My old pal was there of course, keeping an eye on the landscape, watching for those first flurries of the winter snows.
Not much sign of them in the forecasts though. A couple of weeks ago the wind turned to the NW and a skein of geese came south over the island but since then it’s been windy S/SE winds, although the weather’s been pretty good of late. The old axe and crampons will have to wait a little longer.